Lifespan of a spoke?
I ride a 1989 Cannondale touring bike and one of the wheels on it is the original 27 incher which came stock from the factory.
Well today while riding to school I broke a spoke.
It is the first spoke I ever broke.
Now i'm scared and that's no joke.
I took the bus back home later and replaced the broken spoke with one from an old junker wheel. My questions, however, are these:
After so many years and so many miles are all of those old spokes "due"?
Will they begin to go, one-by-one in the near future?
Has anyone experienced any consecutive spoke breakage?
My thoughts/hopes are that this one just had a manufacturing defect.